Humans are unique. We come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors and we know the full package of our preferences and beliefs are almost completely our own. Sure, we may meet someone with the same political or religious affiliations or hobbies as us or maybe they are in
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A third or more of Americans have high blood pressure, or hypertension. What is high blood pressure? When the heart pumps, the pressure against the walls of your arteries is abnormally high. The excess pressure, if not controlled, puts you at risk for heart attack, stroke, kidney damage, and other serious
Usually, a diagnosis of hypertension comes with a prescription for a blood-pressure-lowering, or antihypertensive, medication. Eventually, many people with hypertension require two or more drugs to control their blood pressure. In many cases, people diagnosed with higher blood pressure may begin antihypertensive treatment with multiple medications.
You and your doctor have
If you’re starting to experience cold extremities more frequently these days, you may want to share those symptoms with your doctor at your next visit. Chances are there is nothing seriously wrong with your health to trigger chilly fingers and toes. But because circulation problems may be to blame, it’s
“Mom! You’ve got yellow finger disease again,” my daughter said as I emerged from a dip in the cool lake. I looked down and sure enough, four fingers on my left hand and two on my right were a pale yellow. A few of my toes had also lost their
The other night I elbowed my husband in the ribs, on purpose. As usual, he’d fallen asleep within seconds of hitting the pillow, a trait I’ve always envied. He was sleeping soundly on his back, in what he claims to be the best sleep position. Sweet, right? So why did
Usually, a diagnosis of hypertension comes with a prescription for a blood-pressure-lowering, or antihypertensive, medication. Eventually, many people with hypertension require two or more drugs to control their blood pressure.
You and your doctor have plenty of blood-pressure-lowering medications to choose from. Each type of drug works somewhat differently has its
Physicians have been prescribing beta blockers for decades. Discovered by Scottish pharmacologist Dr. James Black, who earned a 1988 Nobel Prize for his work, beta blockers revolutionized the treatment of angina (chest pain). Today, the drug is used successfully for far more problems, including other cardiac abnormalities, high blood pressure,
Every time she talks to her sister Lucia on the phone, Lorena hears the same refrain: “I’m so tired!” It doesn’t matter if it’s Friday, after a long workweek, or Sunday, after a relaxing weekend—Lucia is always exhausted. Sometimes, when Lorena invites her to a family gathering, she makes an
It can be challenging to get all of the essential nutrients you need from your diet—and you also need to consider whether those nutrients are being fully absorbed. Several medications can interfere with nutrient absorption; here’s a look at three common culprits.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications